Within the previous months several cases have been discovered in which students at the Charles University hostel have been sharing copyrighted web material, most often by using the BitTorrent programme.
Therefore we would like to warn all students that when using the above mentioned programme, files are not only downloaded but are also offered to other users, and this offering is in violation of copyright law.
Due to these recently revealed cases, the faculty network is now under very intense observation in an attempt to catch copyright violators. Thus any violation is practically guaranteed to be revealed immediately.
Repeated violation by the students can have very serious consequences for our faculty and this is why all cases of violation will lead to disciplinary board procedures together with the dean’s involvement, with violators being punished to the utmost, including the possibility of being expelled from the university.
Vladimir Masin, M.D., Ph.D.